Patty Jane's House of Curl

Patty Jane's House of Curl

A Novel

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Centering around a Minneapolis beauty parlor that also functions as a women's support group, an exuberant, often funny novel explores the loves, losses, hopes, and victories experienced by Patty Jane and Harriet, two eccentric sisters. IP.

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Blackwell North Amer
Patty Jane's House of Curl is an easy-to-read, joyous and funny story of a family of women, the tragedies in their lives, the strengths they find within themselves, and their ultimate victories.
It follows the lives of two wacky Minnesota sisters, Patty Jane and Harriet, in a female Lake Wobegon where humor and hope overcome life's trials.

Baker
& Taylor

Centering around a Minneapolis beauty parlor that also functions as a women's support group, this novel explores the loves, losses, hopes, and victories experienced by Patty Jane and Harriet, two eccentric sisters

Natl Book Network
Fun and funny, spiked with tragedy and sad times.--USA Today Quality Paperback Book Club selection.

Publisher: Bridgehampton, N.Y. : Bridge Works Pub. Co. ; Lanham, Md. : Distributed in the U.S. by National Book Network, 1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781882593125
188259312X
Branch Call Number: LAN
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm.

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BridgettM
Jan 08, 2017

Patty Jane's House of Curl is a quick and very enjoyable read by Minnesota author Lorna Landvik. I've read it multiple times, and it still makes me laugh and cry. In addition to checking out this book, I recommend placing a hold on Landvik's novel Once in a Blue Moon Lodge, which will be published in April 2017. The new book centers around Patty Jane's daughter Nora.

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danielestes
Mar 16, 2012

The writing is smart and the dialogue is snappy and believable. I found the hardships in the character's lives borderline contrived, but not so much that I couldn't enjoy the story. Perhaps witnessing so many tragic coincidences happening to otherwise good people pushed me too much out of the novel's fictional world.

The House of Curl salon is where the Dobbin sisters forge their strongest bond, and their relationship is the emotional hinge of Patty Jane's House of Curl. I was also touched by the persistent theme of finding eternal meaning in the daily interactions of those you love.

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annekim9
Feb 20, 2007

Mostly funny but one part made me burst into tears.

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